Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Jul 2003 18:26 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep Every so often I have this urge (maybe more of an itch) to spend hours and hours on the web trying to find information about old, obsolete computers of the past. I am intrigued by the XEROX Alto and Star ('70s-'82), the Apple Lisa ('83) and, of course, CRAYs ('75-ish). These were revolutionary machines indeed, they wrote golden pages in the history of computing. In the end of the 1980s, a new innovative product was ready to ship, created by a bunch of people coming from Apple: The NeXT platform.
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Objective-C by Brad J. Cox
by Luc on Wed 16th Jul 2003 15:03 UTC

Actually, it wasn't "NeXT Engineers [who] also created a brand new language to leverage the fantastic-looking GUI: Objective C", but it was Brad J. Cox who designed the language in the early 80's. He and Tom Love then started the StepStone Corporation which developed the first Objective-C compiler in 1986. In 1988 it was adopted as the development language for NeXTstep and was made a part of the GNU gcc compiler in 1992.